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« on: October 07, 2013, 05:18:12 AM »

I have had a request for a piece for a 10th wedding anniversary and the customer has asked if I could incorporate tin into it (probably not the glass bit but in the findings bit of the piece), any ideas?  I am not sure about tin toxicity etc etc, any alternatives out there that could pass as tin? All help and advice would be very welcome (I am sure if I said I can't include tin he will be OK with that, but he did ask). Smiley  Thank you lovelies for your help. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 05:53:19 AM »

You should be able to find some Cornish tin charms (often just little drilled discs) without too much difficulty.

Tin's safe to use in jewellery.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 06:02:02 AM »

Thank you Smiley  Don't suppose you have any idea where I can find some, I have done quite a bit of searching, but to no avail so far!!!!  Also am I right in thinking that pewter has some tin in it?  I have some tierracast clasps that I bought and have never used! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 06:23:56 AM »

Pewter is 85 - 99% tin, so that might do if you can't get neat tin.

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 06:37:45 AM »

http://stjustin.co.uk/
http://www.croftytin.co.uk/
http://www.bluehillstin.com/frameset.php
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 07:42:28 AM »


Thanks.  I did find some of these eventually!  Going to put his costs up!  Will see what he says.   Thanks again.

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 10:26:22 AM »

You can buy scrap pewter from your local scrap/recycling place in the form of dented tankards etc at the moment we are paying 8 a kilo. Its very easy to cut and shape and can be melted and cast into cuttlefish or delft clay moulds to great effect, we do it all the time with the students. I think pure tin may be too soft to use in jewellery, pewter may be a better bet. Best of luck whatever you do.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 10:28:23 AM »

You can buy scrap pewter from your local scrap/recycling place in the form of dented tankards etc at the moment we are paying 8 a kilo. Its very easy to cut and shape and can be melted and cast into cuttlefish or delft clay moulds to great effect, we do it all the time with the students. I think pure tin may be too soft to use in jewellery, pewter may be a better bet. Best of luck whatever you do.

Sounds wonderful, sadly my skills don't stretch to this yet, maybe one day.  But maybe this will help someone else looking for similar.  Thank you for your help Glyn. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 10:45:47 AM »

Have you seen Pat from Canvey's recent post?  Might be something you could collaborate on?
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 03:23:19 PM »

I bought some of these a while ago and had great service.  I haven't actually used them so if you only wanted a couple I am sure we could come to arrangement.  Wink https://www.etsy.com/uk/transaction/86126426?ref=fb2_tnx_title I also bought some connecters https://www.etsy.com/transaction/86126425?ref=fb2_tnx_image
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 07:48:29 AM »

I bought some of these a while ago and had great service.  I haven't actually used them so if you only wanted a couple I am sure we could come to arrangement.  Wink https://www.etsy.com/uk/transaction/86126426?ref=fb2_tnx_title I also bought some connecters https://www.etsy.com/transaction/86126425?ref=fb2_tnx_image

Ah bless you and thank you  Kiss Smiley Customer has decided he doesn't want any tin now, likes the silver (it was a piece that was going to an outlet, but as it was what he wanted...).  Thanks again folks. Smiley
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